Teaching GnuPG to noobs
brian at minton.name
Thu Jun 18 01:24:19 CEST 2015
I've never heard of a spring lock, but I looked it up. It is a lock that
anyone can momentarily be unlocked by a key, but when it is not being held
open, shuts and locks itself.
On Wed, Jun 17, 2015, 5:00 PM Charles Spitzer <cspitzer at godaddy.com> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gnupg-users [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at gnupg.org] On Behalf Of
> > Robert J. Hansen
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 7:15 AM
> > To: A.T. Leibson; gnupg-users at gnupg.org
> > Subject: Re: Teaching GnuPG to noobs
> > > What has your experience been teaching inexperienced users how to
> > > use GnuPG properly?
> > It's absurd. Who in the class has ever seen a lock with two keys, one
> > that locks it and one that unlocks? The metaphor's ridiculous: the
> > locks the students are familiar with require *no* keys to lock and
> > only one key to unlock
> There are locks in common use that require a key on both sides, and need a
> single key to lock and unlock. They can also be changed such that the
> inside and outside keys are different.
> For example:
> However, your analogy of a lock and unlock key for the same lock still
> holds. I'm not sure I've ever heard about one of those.
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